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Esther McCurry

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

For the Economically Conscious: A Guest House with Your Comfort in Mind

37 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Cal Heights Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 bedroom, 3/4 bathroom, Sleeps 3

Our circa 1920 Red Casita has been fully re-modeled for your home-away-from-home comfort. Nestled in the back yard of one of California Heights’ oldest Craftsman houses, the Red Casita is close to freeways and transportation, but part of a beautiful neighborhood with tree-lined streets and historic homes. California Heights was awarded the First and Grand Prizes of Neighborhoods USA's (NUSA) 2012 National Conference, and was featured in Sunset Magazine’s “10 Most Desirable Neighborhoods” write-up in 2004. It is conveniently located between Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Head to the beach for a day in the sun, to Naples Island for a gondola ride, to one of several theme parks, or simply out your front door to enjoy lounging on one of two brick patios. The possibilities are endless.

The Red Casita is a studio apartment which features a queen size bed, twin sleeper sofa, 40” flat screen TV with Verizon Fios, DVD player, WiFi, Ethernet, and access to a brick patio with BBQ. Efficiency kitchen features microwave/convention oven, toaster, electric skillet, coffee maker, refrigerator, and all cooking/dining necessities. Please note: the Red Casita does not offer air conditioning. We do, however, have a swamp cooler.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Esther McCurry (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 37 traveler reviews

For the Economically Conscious: A Guest House with Your Comfort in Mind
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews
5

Quiet neighborhood and a nice yard with real green grass!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Red Casita! We stayed here with our 7 year old. It was very clean, quiet, and felt like home.. especially with the nice garden and thick green grass (we are from MN and were starting to miss walking barefoot on soft green grass). It was the perfect location, just a short drive to Legoland, Santa Monica, and LA. Wonderful quiet place to come back to and relax after long days enjoying the warm California sun. This was our first Homeaway stay. It was a great experience. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Comfort, Location, Hospitality, and Privacy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I arrived at the time of check in and the Red Casita was ready for us. It was very clean and inviting! On the first day, the owners Ford and Robbyn introduced themselves to us and made us feel extremely welcomed in a part of their home. Yet at the same time, they gave us our privacy the entire time we were there. The detached studio apartment was a prefect size that accommodated a lot of our needs. The location was phenomenal in a safe/charming area. Close enough to major destinations (Disney), but far enough from all the hustle and bustle. We would definitely recommend the Red Casita to couples.....the small courtyard was awesome as we drank our coffee out there in the mornings and enjoyed the bottle of wine Ford and Robbyn left us :) Esther was also great to work with from the get go.....she answered every question we had quickly. We will be back the next time we are in LA!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Quaint Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My granddaughter and I stayed at the Red Casita last week. It was clean and comfortable. Esther, the property manager quickly texted or emailed me whenever I had questions before and during my visit. Ford, the property owner welcomed us when we arrived on our first night. I think the cottage is a nice place to stay; however, I am an insomniac. There were some birds outside chirping after midnight and I had only a few hours of sleep each night. Other than that, I enjoyed my stay! I would recommend this rental to anyone on a budget!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

homey and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Over all the Red Casita was so relaxing and it felt rite at home, had all the things you need from microwave to shampoo and conditioner, great location quiet neighborhood, highly recommend to anyone who's looking for a small but romantic get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Clean and quiet little red casita

  • 4 of 5

My wife stayed in this very neat and clean little house for nearly 3 weeks visiting friends. Esther the property manager was very and helpful.

She was very happy with the location and would recommend this property to anyone who wanted to stay in this neighborhood.

Also, I would like to add, My cleaning fee was promptly reimbursed.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Just right for us!

  • 5 of 5

This small house was perfect for the three of us. We used the kitchen almost every morning and were basically gone all day. We did enjoy mornings outside, the courtyard is very pretty. It was very peaceful and we could walk to places to eat out or shop and bring back. The house was perfected located for us as we spent time with friends and family in the area but also in Palos Verdes and Corona del Mar. We were within 30 minutes of everyone and Disneyland.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Rates & Availability

Cal Heights Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$85
$575
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60

Maximum stay: 3 months.

Due to the possibility of allergies of future guests, we ask that you not burn incense, oil or scented candles in the unit. Also, smoking is not allowed in the unit. The deposit is for security and shall be refunded within 14 days of the Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to damages.

$85 a night, $575 a week
Payment is accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar).

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations more than 30 days in advance - full refund
Cancellations 8-30 days in advance - full refund minus a $200 cancellation fee
Cancellations 1-7 days in advance - refund on 75% of the rental amount, minus a $200 cancellation fee

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Amenities

Cal Heights Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa sleeps 1
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Maid service available for day, week, and month-long rentals. Whatever your needs, we will be happy to work with you. Small but fully equipped for your comfort. The Red Casita does NOT offer air conditioning. We do, however, have a swamp cooler.

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